Mental Health

  • Warrior

    It started quite innocently, with feeling empty inside, all the time. Slowly but surely I started abandoning things I used to enjoy, like socialising, cooking and exercising. Instead of flourishing during classes I was withering a little bit more every day.  To put it bluntly, last year was very difficult and talking about it isn’t […]

  • Student Mental Health and Wellbeing

    As we approach mental health day on October 10th, I thought it would be the perfect time to discuss the importance of wellbeing and mental health at university. Mental health is a growing concern amongst students. Looking after your mental health is just as important as your physical health. Low mental wellbeing can impact many […]

  • Exam Woe and Worry

    It’s that season again. Of long days in the library and longer nights binging on coffee (and Oreos) in order to stay awake that extra hour. This exam season will be slightly different for me as I’m intercalating, I’m exposed to an entirely different format of exams and the stress is kind of settling in. […]

  • A personal letter to you – To a better 2018

    Dear Exhausted Student, With the start of 2018 I’ve got all my resolutions listed out.  Let’s face it most of them will be on next year’s list, but this year the one thing I know I need to do is prioritise myself. As we inch back to the start of the second semester you might […]

  • Diary of Postgrad student – 5 steps to get through a dark day

    I heard on the radio the other day that 50,000 students across the UK used the student counselling service over the past 5 years. There is a need to be heard. There are structures in place to provide safe places to talk, but you still need to reach out – to realise that you are […]

  • Keeping your sanity whilst living in halls

    Halls can be quite an isolating experience, despite being surrounded by other students ‘in the same boat’. We all go through various struggles but hopefully these tips will help you stay sane in halls! Get into a routine with uni work. By this I mean, if you’re like me and don’t have many contact hours, […]

  • Writing on the Wall: Where to Find Help

    Perhaps my generation is a little different… OK, it is different. Where most of today’s young people have grown up with technology readily available, I grew up as technology grew up. Atari, anyone? Duck Hunt? This may seem a little strange to write about, but just bear with me here and you’ll see the point […]